As a newlywed couple, you would love to escape the crowd and enjoy your honeymoon in seclusion. Many of us dream of visiting overseas destinations when it comes to honeymoon. However, India also offers many popular honeymoon destinations with beautiful scenic locations and luxurious hotels and jaw-dropping honeymoon suites. From romantic backwaters of Kerala to sandy deserts of Rajasthan and from the romantic beaches and rich culture of Karnataka to snow-capped landscape of Shimla, India has everything that will make your honeymoon more romantic and memorable.
Kerala is often regarded as the most beautiful state of India which has mesmerizing backwaters, lagoons, lakes, hill stations and so many attractions. If you are a first-time visitor then you just must explore the backwaters of Kerala with your soul mate.
Best time to visit the backwaters
It rains heavily between the months of June and August in Kerala and therefore you should avoid visiting the city during this time if you wish to roam around freely. The time-period from September through March is ideal for visiting these backwaters and if you feel like sizzling in few drizzles with your loved one then September is the perfect time to visit Kerala.
Things to do
Imagine yourself drifting away slowly on a cozy and beautiful houseboat under a blue sky along waterway surrounded by tall coconut trees and lush paddy fields! This is the backwaters of Kerala for you which cannot be described is words. Start your boating from the famous city of Alleppey and continue your journey towards the south as much as you like. There are some places where you can simply descend the boat and start walking to admire the nature and to experience its healing touch.
How to reach
You can reach the Alleppey from the Kochi airport conveniently as it is well connected to all the major airports of the country. After you arrive in Kochi, you can avail the bus facility from the Kochi bus station, Ernakulum or Aluva bus depots which are located nearby. Yet another convenient and economical way is to catch a train to reach the Alleppey railway station directly as it is well-connected with all the rail routes.
There are lavish restaurants and hotels at every pivotal point on the backwaters. Nowadays, you can easily book hotels online and if you require the hotel rooms only for some time, then there are several cheap hotels in Alleppey, including Cosy Regency, Palmyra Grand Suite, and etc. Also, do not forget to experience the ancient massage therapies provided at the local spas.
A place where royal kingdoms flourished in the golden era of ancient India and symbols of which still stand, unfazed, by the passage of time, will be a perfect place to explore with your partner. The picturesque forts, temples and monuments of Rajasthan will definitely play cupid if royalty amazes you and your partner.
Best time to visit
Rajasthan can get very cold in winters and vice versa. Therefore, if your body cannot bear the extreme weather conditions then the period from June through October will be an ideal time to visit Rajasthan.
Things to do
If you love to click photos amidst utter grandeur then do not miss the chance of visiting the colorful cities of Rajasthan, such as Jaipur (Pink city), Udaipur (White City), Jaisalmer (Golden City), etc. The Chittaurgarh Fort, Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, Hanumangarh fort, the scenic waterfalls of Dholpur, Mount Abu and intricately carved temples are among the famous historical tourist destinations in India that attract many people.
How to reach
You can reach Jaipur which is the capital of Rajasthan and start exploring the cities adjacent to it. Jaipur is well connected to all the major cities of India by air, railways and roadways.
All the aforementioned cities have many luxury and heritage hotels, such as Lohagarh Fort Resort And Spa, ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, etc., which provide world-class services to their guests. However, cheaper hotels are too available with decent accommodations and facilities in these cities.
Karnataka is a diverse state with a rich cultural heritage and large coastal line due to the Arabian Sea. One place which stands out as a honeymoon destination is the region of Coorg which is also referred to as Madikeri by locals.
Best time to visit Coorg
A place that remains cool throughout the year, Coorg is preferably visited between the months of October and March. The weather also remains pleasant and bearable during this period but if you want to witness the complete glory of Coorg’s forest and waterfalls, you will have to plan a honeymoon trip during the monsoon season. Coorg is also popular for its amazing wildlife and breathtaking views.
Things to do in Coorg
Apart from the three wildlife sanctuaries of Coorg, there are various adventures activities that you can enjoy with your partner. When you are surrounded by tall trees, dense forests in the background and travel amidst freely roaming animals, your adrenaline gets pumped up and you feel thrilled and lively. Also, you can go on a city tour to know the story of the Chola dynasty.
How to visit Coorg
The Mangalore airport is approximately 160 kilometers away from Coorg. You can also get down at the railway station of Mysore which is 120 kilometers away from Coorg and then complete the journey by bus.
Popular hotels in Coorg
There are many luxurious hotels in Coorg, such as Amanvana Spa Resort, Purple Palms Resort And Spa, Club Mahindra Madikeri Coorg, etc., which are equipped with many world-class amenities. You can even book these hotels online to enjoy a comfortable stay close to the popular destinations in the city.
A capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is renowned for its snow-clad hilltops, sparkling lakes, lush greenery and magical weather that soothe your senses. An ideal place for the photographers to capture majestic landscapes and harmonious nature, Shimla has been among the favorite tourist destinations for the newly married couples since decades.
Best time to visit Shimla
People who want to witness the full glory of the snow-covered mountains and peaks must visit this place between December and February. However, people who cannot bear extreme cold weather should visit Shimla during the months from March to June. Even the summers of Shimla are cold so do not forget to carry warm clothes and nicely padded comfortable shoes.
Things to do in Shimla
Do not miss the Kufri Chail sightseeing tour, in which you can explore the places around the Kufri and Chail and also indulge in some adventure activities such as ice skating, hiking, skiing and much more. Test your photographic skills in the picturesque points of the Green Valley of Shimla. Also, visiting the Himalayan Bird Park will be a worthwhile experience for exploring different species of exclusive birds that are rare and majestic.
How to reach Shimla
The cheapest and more convenient way to reach Shimla is by railways. You can also board a flight from Delhi or Chandigarh to land at the Juberati airport which is about 24 kilometers from Shimla.
Popular hotels in Shimla
There are many hotels with honeymoon suites in Shimla, such as Honeymoon Inn that offer serenity of nature along with best of accommodation services. Compare the prices online and book hotels according to your budget and other preferences.
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